Q. I have ear clicking and discharge. What could be the reason?

Answered by
Dr. Fazil Shajahan
and medically reviewed by iCliniq medical review team.
This is a premium question & answer published on Dec 03, 2017

Hello doctor,

I hear a clicking sound in my ears since the last three to four months. When I put my fingers inside my ears, a brown sticky substance comes out. The clicking sound does not come on its own, but it comes when I focus on it too much, although I have no earache.

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Hello,

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  • From your history, it can either be due to wax impaction or it can be due to a defect in your eustachian tube functioning which is causing pressure differences in your ear and may cause fluid collection, or a tinnitus.
  • But to confirm this, you need a personal consultation with your ENT (ear, nose, and throat specialist).
  • You might need a PTA (pure tone audiometry) and impedance audiometry test if it is not a wax impaction.

Hope that helps you.

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